The new year of the Bard Preparatory Division is almost here! Classes and lessons resume on September 2nd for our Tuesday students and September 6th for Saturday students.
The 2014-2015 year will be the 8th year of Bard Prep and we are looking forward to another great year of music making. We wanted to take a moment to mention some details about the upcoming semester and to acquaint or reacquaint you with our Blog/Newsletter.
The Blog/Newsletter, which you are reading now, is updated weekly and automatically sent to all of the Bard Prep parents and faculty on Wednesday morning OR whenever there is a time-sensitive announcement such as cancellation of classes due to inclement weather. Because our program has grown so rapidly and it is difficult to directly call or email every student, the Newsletter is the primary source of communication for the Prep Division. When you receive the Newsletter, please at least read the headlines to check for any changes or notices that might be relevant to you.
Other information in the Newsletter includes upcoming Bard Prep Faculty performances, Bard Conservatory events and performances, student achievements, practice tips, and anything else that might be of interest to our community. If you have suggestions for post topics or if you would like to contribute a post, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Classifieds link in the Newsletter contains information about Practice Buddies (Bard Conservatory students that are available for practice coaching) as well as instruments for sale and other community information. To list an instrument or musically related item in the Classifieds please email it to us at email@example.com and we will post it. If you would like to list a non-musically related item, it is $5 for a month of listing.
Finally, information regarding our weekly Bake Sale will be posted on the Blog/Newsletter, with a link to the sign-up sheet for the Bake Sale table. The Bake Sale has been a huge part of the Bard Prep fundraising efforts in the past two years, making it possible to expand the program, add student composition recitals and outside performance opportunities, provide new instruments for Music and Movement classes, offer more financial aid, etc. etc.. In other words, the Bake Sale is crucial to the success of our program and we need to have a steady stream of volunteers to provide treats and sell those treats to those of us with no self-control (we know who we are). Please visit the Bake Sale page to sign up for a time slot or to volunteer a treat. Thank you in advance for contributing; the continued success of the Bake Sale benefits everyone in the Bard Prep Program.
Finally, here is the Bard Prep Student Handbook -2014-2015. Please read through to find answers to questions about class and lesson policies and procedures.
And as always, feel free to email or call Susanne or Ryan with any questions or comments at:
Ryan – 615 498-4996
Susanne – 646 456-8795
Thanks so much for your attention and for being a part of the Bard Prep Community. We look forward to seeing you all next week,
Ryan and Susanne